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Biker jailed after headcam shows him speeding at 150mph

Published 24/01/2016

Headcam footage from Robert Hammond, 60, a dangerous motorcyclist who has been jailed
Headcam footage from Robert Hammond, 60, a dangerous motorcyclist who has been jailed
Robert Hammond was jailed at Chichester Crown Court

A dangerous motorcyclist has been jailed after incriminating footage was found on his headcam of him speeding at more than 150mph.

Clips on a memory card from Robert Hammond's helmet-mounted camera showed him doing a wheelie in a housing estate before hitting more than 110mph in a 30mph zone.

Hammond, 60, was also shown overtaking at more than 140mph, reaching speeds of 153mph and entering a 30mph speed-limit at 95mph in Sussex and Hampshire.

Sussex Police officers said it was "a miracle" no-one was seriously hurt or killed by Hammond's "outrageously bad motorcycling" on his Honda Fireblade.

Two police officers saw Hammond do a wheelie, overtake several vehicles and travel at about 80mph in a 50mph zone on the A27 at Chichester, West Sussex, on April 29.

When they stopped him, they seized the memory card from his headcam, and it contained more than 150 biking clips, many showing Hammond's "blatant disregard" for safety, police said.

Hammond, of Upways Close, Selsey, pleaded guilty to four counts of dangerous driving, and was jailed at Chichester Crown Court for two years on Friday, Sussex Police said.

Sergeant Alan Spicer said following the sentencing: "The footage on his headcam showed evidence of some outrageously bad motorcycling.

"It is a miracle that other road users had not been seriously injured or killed, due to the way he was driving his motorbike and the speeds he was reaching."

Hammond was also banned from driving for two years after he leaves jail, and will have to sit an extended re-test before taking to the roads again.

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